It was a difficult start to the weekend, but the Rockets finished strong.

The Portland Rockets swept a doubleheader 7-5 and 9-6 from the Fort Wayne Blues on Sunday after losing a pair to the Michiana Brewers 8-7 and 8-2 Saturday.

Zach Orn led the Rockets (7-4) to their first win Sunday with a single, a triple, three RBIs and a pair of runs. Orn had two hits and two RBIs in the second game while Dakota Durick recorded two hits and two runs.

Casey Henderson went the distance for the game-one win while Tyler Reynolds went 6 1/3 innings in game two before turning it over to Orn for the final two outs.

Peyton Smith and Bryce Deckman were the losing pitchers Saturday as Michiana lived off of big innings, scoring six times in the sixth inning in the opener and eight times in the fifth in the second game.

Smith had two hits and three RBIs on the day.



Masonic wins

Two games produced only one winning Monday night in Portland Junior League Major softball as Jay County Monuments defeated Masonic Lodge 10-5. All Circuit Electrical and Masonic Lodge tied 6-6 in the other game.

Also Monday, Lions Club topped Flamespray 10-7 in Willie Mays baseball and Wings and Rings beat Homestead Bedding in Rookie softball.

Natalie May led Jay County Monuments to its victory with a double and a pair of RBIs. Raylin Hummer and Opal Garrett each had one hit, and Hailee Randall earned the win.

Masonic Lodge got one hit apiece from Zoe Romine, Stella Skirvin, Jasmine Esparza and Chloe Oliver in the loss. Brooklynn Bright had a double and single in its tie with All Circuit.

All Circuit got two hits apiece from Emily Young, Carley Trinidad, Hallie Schwieterman and Jordyn Hutzler.

Kenton Cochran’s two hits and three RBIs paced Lions Club in its win. Tanner Day and Bryce Richie had one hit and one RBI apiece.

Paisley Day hit a home run as part of a 3-for-3 effort with three runs for Wings and Rings. Carsyn Guggenbiller and Kierstyn White also had three hits each.



Peterson leads

PENNVILLE — Graham Peterson was the big scorer in week two of play in the Pennville Soccer League as he lead the Progressive Office Products Wasps to a pair of victories.

Peterson racked up eight goals as the Wasps shut out the POET Biorefining Bees 11-0. He also had four goals in a 6-0 victory over the Pennville Pantry Hornets.

Ethan Peterson scored all of Penrod Monuments Galaxy’s goals in its 3-1 win over the Bro Shadow Stars. He also netted two goals in a 3-1 victory over the PG-14 Radio Asteroids.

Raif Beiswanger scored three goals apiece in wins for the Patriot Sportswear Cheetahs.

Other top scorers on the day were Laney Thompson with four goals in a 9-3 victory for the Display Craft Yellow Jackets in a 9-3 win over the POET Bees; Jacoby Penrod and Camden Vinson with four and three, respectively, in a 7-1 win for the Galaxy over the Stars; and Ava McClain with three in the Freiburger Roofing and Siding LLC Rockets’ 5-1 win over the I.D.C. Restaurant Meteors.